Family Fun in Columbus Ohio

Family Fun in Columbus Ohio

Because Columbus is just a short drive from any NE Ohio location, it is the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend of fun.  Plus there is no shortage of fun (think #1 library, #1 science center, and #1 zoo).

Below you’ll find some of our suggestions as well as some fantastic local resources for planning your next family outing to Columbus Ohio.

Family Friendly Fun in Columbus Ohio

COSI Columbus Ohio COSI – Center of Science & Industry in Columbus – We visited COSI at the end of last year and had a great time.  We all enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the 3D movie.  See pictures from our trip
Cbus Mom Ten Indoor and Ten Outdoor Summer Activities from Cbus Mom – Cbus Mom is a fantastic resource for families in Columbus Ohio. Kristen features activities for various ages, interests and for every season of the year. If you’re heading to Columbus be sure to visit
Columbus Zoo Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Our kids love zoos, we’ve been to both the Cleveland Zoo and the Akron Zoo, I think it’s about time we took a trip down to Columbus to check their zoo out as well!
Hounds in the Kitchen Seven Ideas for Family Fun in Columbus - Last year, Rachel from Hounds in the Kitchen, a earthy homemaker in Columbus Ohio, provided her recommendations on spots to Find Time for Fun in Columbus.


What about you?  What are your favorite things to do in Columbus Ohio?

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  1. Greg says

    A tip for getting into COSI: purchase a family membership ($52) at the McKinley Museum in Canton first. This grants reciprocal privileges to a large number of museums, science centers, etc. across the country including COSI. The full list is here:

    The reciprocal membership only covers the classic exhibits but, with 2 adult and 2 youth admissions ringing up to nearly $62 anyway, you save even on the first visit let alone any others you make during the year.

  2. says

    COSI always topped the list for my kids when they were younger. I’m half tempted to drag them to see the new Mythbusters exhibit.

    Other favorites include the zoo, the Bookloft in the German Village (32-rooms full of books!), the Topiary Park, the art museum and the Santa Maria.

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